Klusterphunk // The Wild Hymns // Jessica Smuker

Klusterphunk // The Wild Hymns // Jessica Smuker

Ages 21+
21+ _ $5 Cover _ 8P

Klusterphunk

Kluster Phunk is a 5 piece reggae funk band that thrives on improvisation and musical exploration. They have developed a large following throughout the Northeast due to their soulful original music and high energy stage presence, as well as their tribute to the rock & roll legends "The Doors". By sharing stages with bands such as Consider the Source, lespecial, Flux Capacitor and many others, they have begun to develop a name for themselves in the "Jam Band" community. This is a band that you will not want to miss!

https://soundcloud.com/kluster-phunk

https://www.facebook.com/klusterphunk/

The Wild Hymns

The music of The Wild Hymns is a mix of melodically-enchanting Modern folk and Americana with touches of jazz, pop, and mellow rock and roll. The lyrics and musical compositions/improvisations of The Wild Hymns are greatly influenced by personal and universal love, nature, mysticism and the exploration of emotion and what it means to be human. They are reclaiming the word “hymn”, releasing it from the sometimes limiting beliefs of the church and giving it a new meaning as a song of praise to the natural world, the raw and wild human spirit, and universal/cosmic love.

Awards

KindWeb.com Artist of the Month December 2014.

Featured Artist of the Month at My Rural Radio for May 2015 - http://www.myruralradio.com/the_wild_hymns.asp.

https://www.facebook.com/thewildhymns/

Jessica Smuker

Jessica Smucker never meant to become a serious songwriter. For much of her life, she sang for fun and dabbled on the piano, but her real passions were poetry and nonfiction writing. She published numerous poems and essays in magazines and journals during her twenties, but as time went by she increasingly found herself turning to the piano for relaxation. Moving her fingers over the keys seemed to draw out words from a different place within her - a deeper, yet more effortless place.

Once she had written a body of songs, it took her a few years to find the will and the courage to put them out into the world. Now, seven years into her music career, she still thinks of herself as a writer first - and a reluctant performer. But audiences experience her voice as a sincere and captivating embrace - the perfect sonic match to her emotionally eloquent lyrics.

Jessica has performed all over the Eastern U.S. and has won several national songwriting contests including the Connecticut Folk Festival Song Competition (2013) and SolarFest 's Singer/Songwriter Showcase Competition (2010). She has opened for notable acts like Cheryl Wheeler and The Kennedys, shared festival stages with Patty Larkin, Catie Curtis, Dar Williams, Antje Duvekot and others, and co-billed with up-and-comers like Heather Maloney and The Stray Birds. Her second full-length album, Tumbling After, is due out in September 2014.

https://www.facebook.com/jessicasmuckermusic

Venue Information:
Tellus360 - Tigh Mhary
24 East King St
Lancaster, PA, 17602